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Get Me Out of High School

So many people I’ve talked to complain about university, and wish they had the easy workload they had at high school. With school just going back for most of the world (not us Southern Hemisphere folk), I’m seeing posts all over the place about the big, scary university (or college) world. I’ll be one of you in March, and am I scared? The opposite, actually! I did a video on this a little while ago, but I feel like this post is going to help me get my words out better. 

Right now, I’m hating high school. I’ve always loved to learn, and even stressing about school work isn’t too terrible when I know it’s all going to pass. Now, though, my work means nothing. As long as I pass (which I know I will), I’m sweet. I don’t need good grades, which is the hard bit. I’m sitting around trying to get all my work done, stressed to tears, and it means nothing. It’s so hard to keep motivating myself to even complete the assessment when I know it ultimately doesn’t matter. Exams are in a couple of weeks, and I have no idea how I’m going to manage even picking up my notes… I want to get out, so so badly. I’ll miss it and all that, but that doesn’t mean I want to be here right now. 

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This is me very soon

 

University is when you really grow up, and that’s what I’m really ready for. Well,it happens after uni a lot more, but that’s the first big step. I’ll be living out of home for the first time ever – no one to do my washing, no one to cook every meal for me, no one to bring me things when I’m sick. Nope, this is all up to me now. For some weird reason, though, that thought doesn’t scare me as much as it should. I can cook, definitely well enough for a hall that’s semi-catered. I can clean, and do all those household chores so many people have no idea about. Talking to new people is scary, but it’s incredibly exciting to know I’ll be talking to people I haven’t spent the last five years with. I might miss the comfort, but I’ll be making all my own choices, and I love the thought of that! I love my family, of course I do, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t times I want to get out. Knowing it’s so close is making me go a little insane… Boredom

I’ve only been drunk once in my life, and even then I was only a little bit tipsy. I don’t get invited to parties, but when I’m in a hall, there’s bound to be someone who wants me to go with them. There are more people who might want to date me – girls as well as boys, which is a whole new thing for me! I’m learning how to drive now, and as much as I hate it now, it’s something I might become more comfortable with. I’ve never decorated a thing in my life, but my flat, and to an extent my dorm room, are going to need a lot of love. I need to buy furniture, and tools, and things to go in my kitchen. Things I’ve never even had to think of buying for myself before. It’s these new things that you just can’t or don’t do at home that I’m so ready for! 

I have around 5 weeks to go of school, and exams on top of that. That’s it. After that, I’m done. My last exam in 1st of December, and holy hell am I counting down the days! 

 

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I was a book blogger for a while, and I now blog about every little thing in life I can think of. Bear with me while I try all these new posts out... I'm a New Zealand teen who gets angry about the world (but not angry enough for tumblr). I like to capture the world through photos and words, and read in all the moments in nz-squadbetween. I have an overwhelming desire to see every corner of the world I possibly can, and hug the people I love in all those corners. I can't do make up to save myself, and you're more likely to find me buying matching stationary than matching clothes. My nerd hobbies include a new found love of the Avengers, reading YA, watching Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother, and every vlogger I can find, and being the last person on the music bandwagons. I have big plans for the rest of my life, including university, teaching, travelling, and having an army of puppies. I plan to blog every second of it!

16 thoughts on “Get Me Out of High School

  1. I totally agree with you! Although I have almost two years left before I should leave high school (I live in Sweden, so technically not high school) but I will probably not go to school right after because there’s really not such thing as colleges here. I mean there’s schools but it’s not the same. But I am ready to “grow up” and move out and be on my own. If any of this made sense, haha. Anyways, great post!

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  2. I wish I had had your enthusiasm when I was leaving high school. I really had no idea what to do when I left, so I took a gap year and after that went to a junior college, which wasn’t all that exciting because it meant I lived at home, so I never really got that dorm experience and now it’s too late for that. I could always go back and gets degrees if I wanted, but at 30, rooming in a dorm might be a little weird, you know?

    Good luck sticking it out to the end! 😀

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    1. University definitely isn’t for everyone, so I don’t think it’s a bad thing you didn’t go straight after high school! You’re right though, it’d be a little strange going when you’re older. There might be some dorms for non school leavers though, I know here there are a couple 🙂

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  3. It’s funny I had the complete opposite reaction to starting university! In university I felt a lot more disconnected than when I was in high school, I can’t really tell you why; although I bet it has something to do with not living on campus.
    I think it’s great to be this excited about university, and the new possibilities it opens for you! I hope it is all you expected and you don’t get disappointed when you get there.

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  4. I know this post is old and you just got to uni, but I totally relate! I actually quite liked high school but was really ready to move on after 4 years. My teachers were fine and all, but my high school wasn’t exactly the most rigorous around, and it seemed clear to me that I had learned everything I was going to be able to learn there. I felt like nothing more was on offer and it was time to go, and was kind of baffled by how many of my friends never wanted high school to end. Of course, it’s been a few years and some of those people are *still* acting like high school was the highlight of there lives, and I kind of want to give them some friendly advice to get out and do something interesting.

    I also agree that living on campus is great (unless, of course, the financial incentive of living at home is really important to someone). To make sweeping generalizations, some of the people I know who lived at home never really got the experience of living “independently” and aren’t really well-adjusted to the ideas as a result. Dorms are great because you get *some* independence without being responsible for all the stuff you would be if you lived in an apartment. Living away from your parents when you also have the whole support system of built-in friends can also be really important for some people.

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    1. Yeah, it’s so strange how some people seem to have this love for high school! Even years on, that’s even stranger, hopefully my friends learn to start loving whatever they’re doing. I’m glad I feel like I’ve moved on already 🙂
      Dorms are really good as that in-between place I think! I hope that most people I’ve been talking to will end up flatting in second year, because I think you’re right about people never learning that independence. I really like being at home too, so it’s nice to have those built-in friends like you said, instead of feeling like I have to completely fend for myself

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